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JimR3192 commented about Walton Theatre on May 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Probably no one who did the original posts will see this but opening night in 1914 featured a production of the long running Broadway show, Within The Law, by a traveling company. Over the next 20 to 30 years before movies became the only feature, there many live shows including the cowboy Tex Ritter and his horse, Gene Autry’s sidekick Smiley Burnett and even Teddy Roosevelt (although there is some confusion whether he was actually on the stage of the Opera house that burned down. The theatre is now again featuring live shows, a monthly series of classic films, a monthly coffeehouse as well as first run movies. It continues undergoing all manner of restoration planned by a the not-for-profit, Walton Theatre Preservation Association. Come see us.